Homeless Deaths Double in Yakima County
A lot of homeless people have died on the streets of Yakima this year double the amount the city saw in 2019. Yakima Union Gospel Mission Director Mike Johnson says last year 16 people died. This year the number of deaths sits at 32 and there's two months left in the year.
The latest death happened on Monday when a 54-year-old woman who was last staying at the Mission died of hypothermia near Myron Lake in west Yakima.
They've all died of various causes. Mission Director Mike Johnson will be on The Morning News at 8:15 Monday to talk further about the issue and how Yakima can help this upcoming holiday season.